Ecology Action: Biointensive Farming
Growing Ecosystems of Hope for over 40 Years!
Ecology Action teaches people worldwide to better feed themselves
while building and preserving the soil and conserving resources.
Aware of intensifying world challenges and the basic need of people to feed themselves, we have been working for 40 years to develop an elegant, small-scale agricultural system — GROW BIOINTENSIVE® Sustainable Mini-Farming — that when practiced correctly, nurtures healthy soil fertility, produces high yields, conserves resources and can be used successfully by almost everyone. Our goal is to help this system be known and used locally...on a worldwide basis.
To learn more about the GROW BIOINTENSIVE method, and how it works, click here.
We can all be part of the solution.
In this beautiful short film produced by the talented Amy Melious, John Jeavons, director of Ecology Action, introduces us to four remarkable individuals making a difference in the world through their involvement in the Biointensive farming movement. Meet Mary Zellachild from California, Samuel and Perris Nderitu from Kenya, and Juan Manuel Martinez Valdez from Mexico. See people of all ages making a difference throughout the world. Become inspired to get started yourself, growing food and working toward a promising future of good food for all.
Learn more about the people we work with here.
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1st African GROW BIOINTENSIVE Symposium
In November of 2015, 25 Africans from Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Malawi, Tanzania, Rwanda and Swaziland came together at G-BIACK (GROW BIOINTENSIVE Agriculture Center of Central Kenya) to share their knowledge and experiences with biologically intensive farming. This is a video that captures the kinetic energy that came together to disseminate and expand GROW BIOINTENSIVE across Africa.
Announcing the Release of Our New Online Learning Series!
In January 2014, Ecology Action held a special 2-week Farmers Course in Willits, CA. During this amazing event, twelve different sustainability experts with over 250 years of combined experience lectured on a variety of topics essential for sustainable farming. Dozens of these presentations were captured on film so we could share this unique educational experience in farming and sustainability. These films are now online, and are offered as part of Ecology Action's educational mission.
Now, more people than ever before will be able to learn directly from our master farmers from the US, Latin America and Africa, and will come away from the experience equipped to begin growing sustainable and organic food and soil to build a better future for the whole world.
To browse free episodes, click the link below and then scroll down to the "Extra Features" section of the Vimeo page. You can watch other episodes for only $1.99, or purchase the whole series for $11.99 - all proceeds help fund Ecology Action's educational programs!
Watch the hope-filled story of GROW BIOINTENSIVE of Kenya (G-BIACK),
a project supported by Ecology Action and its members:
Our members make stories like this possible.
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Biointensive gardens can help reduce global warming!
Compost is Carbon Sequestration! GROW BIOINTENSIVE compost increases the amount of carbon stored in the soil, reduces the amount of water needed to grow crops, and increases the yields for both food and compost crops.
Every garden planted makes a positive difference.
Watch the self-teaching video series
GROW BIOINTENSIVE: A Beginner's Guide
from John Jeavons and Cynthia Raiser Jeavons
Session 1: Introduction
To view the latest episodes online, or to buy the full-length series on DVD
or as a gift pack with How to Grow More Vegetables, click here
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Employment Opportunities with Ecology Action
We Are Currently Seeking:
• GROW BIOINTENSIVE Farmers
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